Tile Hill railway station

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Tile Hill
National Rail
Tile Hill Station, geograph-3334671-by-Mike-Faherty.jpg
View from the platform looking west.
LocationTile Hill, Coventry
England
Coordinates52°23′42″N 1°35′49″W / 52.3951°N 1.5970°W / 52.3951; -1.5970Coordinates: 52°23′42″N 1°35′49″W / 52.3951°N 1.5970°W / 52.3951; -1.5970
Grid referenceSP275775
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Transit authorityTransport for West Midlands
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeTHL
Fare zone5
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
1850[1]Station opens as Allesley Lane
1857[2]Station renamed Allesley Gate
1 April 1864Station renamed Tile Hill
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.629 million
2016/17Increase 0.664 million
2017/18Increase 0.668 million
2018/19Increase 0.725 million
2019/20Decrease 0.679 million
Location
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Tile Hill railway station is situated in the west of Tile Hill, Coventry, in the West Midlands of England.[3] The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Railway.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1850, and was originally known as Allesley Lane, in 1857 it was renamed Allesley Gate, it assumed its current name of Tile Hill in 1864. The station was located at a point where the railway crossed the road on a level crossing. It originally had staggered platforms, with one platform on one side of the level crossing, and the other on the other side.[4] The station was completely rebuilt when the line was electrified in the 1960s in its present more conventional form.[5]

The level crossing adjacent to the station lasted until 2004,[6] when a large bridge was built to carry road traffic over the railway and a footbridge built to connect the station platforms. Level crossings at the Berkswell railway station and the Canley railway station have also been removed to upgrade the line to carry more high speed trains.

In 2009 the railway platform was extended, almost doubling the size. This was also the case for a number of smaller stations on this route.

Historically this has been a busy railway station used by many local and non-local residents, however, recently after the sale of the overflow carpark to developers there continues to be substantial parking issues at the station and in and around the neighbouring roads.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a ticket office located on platform 1 which is open Monday 06:00–19:00, Tuesday-Thursday 07:00–19:00, Friday 07:00–20:00, Saturday 08:00–19:00 and Sunday 08:30–14:00. When the ticket office is open tickets must be purchased before boarding the train. Outside of these times there is a ticket machine outside the ticket office which accepts card payments only - cash and voucher payments can be made to the senior conductor on the train.

Services[edit]

Tile Hill is served by two trains per hour each way, to Birmingham New Street northbound and to London Euston via Northampton southbound. Some services to/from London Euston are split at Northampton with one service running between Birmingham New Street and Northampton and another between Northampton and London Euston.

On Sundays, the service is hourly during the morning with 2 trains per hour running through the afternoon.[7]

All services are operated by West Midlands Trains. Most services are operated under the London Northwestern Railway brand but some services (mainly early morning and late night services which start/terminate at Coventry) operate under the West Midlands Railway brand.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Northwestern Railway
Some services extend to Rugeley Trent Valley
West Midlands Railway
Limited service

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://warwickshirerailways.com/lms/tilehill.htm
  2. ^ http://warwickshirerailways.com/lms/tilehill.htm
  3. ^ AA Street by Street. Coventry Rugby (2nd (May 2003) ed.). AA Publishing. 2 January 2004. p. 36. ISBN 0-7495-3973-9.
  4. ^ "Tile Hill Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ Warwickshirerailways lnwrth713
  6. ^ "THE REBUILDING OF THE RAILWAY CONTINUES WITH A PROGRAMME OF ENGINEERING WORK ON THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE". Network Rail. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  7. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 68
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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